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Mastering the perfect glassy finish is all in the prep work. Before starting, you must properly clean, sand, and prime every inch of the surface, or the finish color won't stick well. | Illustration: Gregory Nemec

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chalkboard any surface in any color

Chalkboard any surface in any color!!

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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets | Kitchen Ideas & Design with Cabinets, Islands, Backsplashes | HGTV

Same color, two finishes - first, paint with matte, then paint "design" in (same color in "glossy")

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How to Hang a Tin Ceiling

The metal used for the panels is heavy—if you hang them directly off of drywall or plaster the nails will pull out. So first you'll need to cover the ceiling with plywood to create a secure nailing surface. | Illustration: Gregory Nemec

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Painting Old Wood Furniture without Sanding or Priming

Have a piece of wood furniture that you no longer love? Step by step tutorial to painting your wood piece a new color without having to sand or prime. Glossy beautiful finish!

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How to Refinish Furniture

Fixing wood finish issues

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The TOH Top 100: Best New Home Products 2014

Meet the world's first man-made shellac. It has all the magic of the original finish—excellent sealing, easy recoating, fast drying—and cleans up with water instead of ammonia. Plus, it costs less than the stuff made from lac bugs. | Zinsser B-I-N Advanced synthetic shellac sealer, by @rustoleum

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Great Ideas -- 21 DIY Projects to Inspire (Part 1)!!

It is well with my soul

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How to Build a Trash Shed

How to build an outdoor trash and recycling shed with flip-open lids and easy-access bifold doors. | Illustration: Gregory Nemec | thisoldhouse.com

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Color of the Month, May 2014: Hemlock

Choosing vintage-style fixtures gives this master bath a been-there-forever look, but a breezy color on the walls keeps it feeling light and fresh. | Photo: Tria Giovan | thisoldhouse.com

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Mod Podge formulas - learn what the finishes look like

Mod Podge formulas - what do the finishes look like? Use this handy guide! This is great when trying to decide what to use for your projects. #modpodge #finish #decoupage

Painting a chalkboard onto an empty surface is a perfect way to add messaging and creativity to the room. Try this: (1) As with all painting, wipe it down, making sure the surface is clean and dry. (2) Mask off a section with painter's tape. (3) Apply a coat of chalkboard paint. (4) Let it dry completely before using chalk for messages and drawings. #SpringIsCalling

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LMB Rental Paint colors - Part 1 -

The perfect cottage paint colors - lizmarieblog

Three painting pros recommend the best primers to solve common painting problems, including stains on walls, moisture damage, old painted surfaces, odors, color changes and new exterior wood. See what 11 problems you can solve with primer at http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Painting/Painting-Techniques/painting-how-to-choose-and-use-primers/View-All

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how to paint over cracked paint {spackle the crackle

Great tutorial! Step-by-step instructions (with pictures) showing how to paint over cracked paint and get a smooth finish

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8 Tips on Choosing the Perfect Wall Color

share with you 8 tips on choosing the perfect wall color. I use these tips every time I decide to change a paint color in my house. Hopefully these can help you too! #Paint #Colors #Design

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Tricks for Choosing the Perfect White Paint Color

Quick Tricks for Choosing the Perfect White Paint Color. Remodelaholic.com